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Dear Ted:

Please consider the following sentence:

At Target Training GmbH we do a lot of English training for secretaries, particularly in our three days seminars focussing only on your needs.

My question are these:

1) Why is it "three days seminars" and not "three-day seminars"?  

2) Is it correct to call it a sentence or is it a statement?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

At Target Training GmbH we do a lot of English training for secretaries, particularly in our three days seminars focussing only on your needs.

My question are these:

1) Why is it "three days seminars" and not "three-day seminars"?

*** It should be "three-day seminars."

2) Is it correct to call it a sentence or is it a statement?

*** They are one and the same in this instance.  A sentence is a group of words, containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.

A statement may be just one sentence, or it could be many sentences.  A "press release," for instance, is a STATEMENT that probably includes more than one SENTENCE.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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